This year, we are celebrating 25 years in business!
The business first began trading in a small office space on Macklin Street, Derby and now we have our very own Innovation Centre on Pride Park.
Over the years, Darren has grown the business from solely selling printers & copiers to nationally solving business process problems for organisations by supplying them with Managed Print, IT, Document Management and Communications.
Here is what Darren had to say about the 25-year anniversary:
“It’s crazy to think we have reached 25 years already; it only feels like yesterday that I was sat behind my very sparse desk in Macklin Street. It’s a fantastic achievement for me and the DNS Team and wouldn’t have been able to get here without them. I’m very proud of where the company is today.”
Projects Manager, Tracey, is the longest serving employee at DNS and explains why she has been a part of the team for so long:
“I have been employed by DNS for the past 17 years, which I realise is a long time, but in my opinion, if something isn’t broken then don’t fix it! The various job roles I have undertaken has meant that I have never felt bored or unfulfilled. Darren has made me feel like part of the family and I think that is key for retaining your employees. I know that I am appreciated and that gives me the drive to work hard work and the willingness to go that extra mile”
The DNS team are a close-knit family, Sales Manager, Hugh, even left his own family business to join DNS!
“I have officially worked at DNS for 10 years this year – a decade, I can’t believe it! I moved on from my family business in the Printing Industry to join DNS as a Graphic Arts specialist back in 2011 – new to the city, new to working for someone else other than my father. Since then, I’ve met some amazing people, internally at DNS and built incredibly strong relationships with customers, too. It’s been a rollercoaster journey; learning new skills & personal development, helping to grow the business and introduce new systems and ways of working. I’ve loved every minute of my time here and can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store!” said Hugh.
Our 2021 Celebrations
To commemorate our anniversary we are celebrating in a number of ways, firstly we will be using social media to pay homage to the last 25 years by posting a number of throwback images every Thursday in 2021. From Darren’s first day in the office, to charity sports days and trips abroad. We are also encouraging their customers and suppliers to share their memories of DNS over the years too.
Another way we are celebrating is by pushing ourselves to the limit! DNS will collectively be running, swimming, cycling, jogging and walking 2500km throughout April. Not only improve our mental & physical well-being but also to raise money for the incredible me&dee charity. Keep an eye out for our #ActiveApril updates. Find out more & donate here.
Virtual Wine Tasting
Finally, we will also be organising a virtual wine tasting event to say thank you to the DNS customers for their continued support – especially after the challenging times we have all faced. The evening is will be a chance to relax and unwind whilst enjoying some wine in the comfort of your own home.